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Jesse L. Reno
Jesse Lee Reno
Born (1823-04-20)April 20, 1823
Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Died September 14, 1862(1862-09-14) (aged 39)
near Boonsboro, Maryland
Place of burial
Oak Hill Cemetery (Washington, D.C.)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1846–1862
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Mount Vernon Arsenal, IX Corps
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War

Jesse Lee Reno (April 20, 1823 – September 14, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican–American War, in the Utah War, on the western frontier and as a Union General during the American Civil War from West Virginia. Known as a "soldier's soldier" who fought alongside his men, he was killed while commanding a corps at Fox's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain. Reno, Nevada; Reno County, Kansas; Reno, Ohio; El Reno, Oklahoma; Reno, Pennsylvania; Fort Reno (Oklahoma); and Fort Reno Park in Washington, D.C. were named after him.

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